CCLVI Scholarship Announcement
The Council of Citizens with Low Vision International (CCLVI) will award three scholarships in the amount of $3,000 each to full-time entering freshmen, undergraduate and graduate college students who have low vision, maintain a strong GPA and are involved in their school/local community.
Application materials must be received by March 1. Scholarship monies will be awarded for the 2016-2017 academic year.
To read the scholarship guidelines and complete an online application, visitwww.cclvi.org and click on the CCLVI Scholarship Programs link.
Applications will be available to submit online until March 1 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern. Questions may be directed to CCLVI at 1-800-733-2258 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Won’t You Join Us on a Sea Cruise?
Guide Dog Users, Inc. invites you to join us on a romantic cruise to Bermuda Oct. 9-16, 2016.
This will be a 7-day cruise, departing and returning to New York. We will enjoy several days exploring the island of Bermuda.
Sighted volunteers will not be provided on this cruise, but we understand that the staff is willing and able to assist us.
We will be cruising on the Norwegian Cruise Line. The ship will have an accessibility desk on board, and the cruise line’s desk in the United States can handle any paperwork for our dogs.
If you’re interested in joining us, contact Michelle Zimmerman at Norwegian Cruise Line, 1-877-416-9722 extension 4398. The official name for our cruise is “GDUI Bermuda Cruise.” Be sure to use this name when you make your reservations in order to get the GDUI rate.
We hope to see you in Bermuda!
RSVA® Annual Awards 2015
The Randolph-Sheppard Vendors of America recognized four individuals for their service to RSVA and the Randolph-Sheppard program at ACB’s national convention last July.
The Jennings Randolph Service Award was presented to someone outside of the Randolph-Sheppard program who has given his time and energy to RSVA and blind vendors in general, but is not an active vendor. This year’s winner was Jeff Thom, for his many efforts on behalf of RSVA and its affiliates.
The RSVA Vendor of the Year Award was presented to an RSVA member who has been an active member for at least five years and has given his time and energy to Randolph-Sheppard Vendors of America and for service to blind vendors. The winner was James Swartz.
The Don Cameron Advocacy Award was presented in memory of Don Cameron for his many years of service for blind vendors, especially in the areas of communication and legislation. Myles Tamashiro was this year’s winner.
The RSVA Distinguished Service Award is given occasionally to someone who has assisted RSVA in its many efforts on behalf of the Randolph-Sheppard Program. The winner was Melanie Brunson.